Minority firms got nearly 30% of Electrolux plant construction

By Andy Ashby

From Memphis Business Journal

Electrolux Home Products Inc. has exceeded the minority participation goals for its southwest Memphis manufacturing facility.

The latest report showed minority firms accounted for $27.6 million, or 29.6 percent, of the $93.1 million project.

The company, which received numerous incentives for the 1,200-employee project, had a 15 percent minority- and women-owned firms goal for construction. Of the minority firms, Gipson Mechanical had the largest contract with $10.3 million.

Brighter Days and Nights Inc., a commercial lighting company, was awarded $5.5 million worth of work while SMS Contractors earned $3.3 million for its part.

A-1 Electrical Contractors was awarded $2.8 million in contract work. MJ Contracting received $1.8 million and MIG Construction Services got $1.1 million.

The rest of the minority firms were awarded contracts of less than $500,000.

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co., a Philadelphia, Miss.-based company with an East Memphis office, is the project’s general contractor.

Al Cousins, MWBE business development manager with Allen & Hoshall Inc., verified the calculations and payments.


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